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Old Town Scottsdale has always been among the most vibrant and unique urban downtown centers in the American Southwest. Its pedestrian-friendly streets are home to world class art galleries, museums, restaurants and retail shops ... and when the sun goes down you don’t have to because of the exciting nightlife.

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Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Tourism & Events
[email protected]
P: 480-312-7177
F: 480-312-9115

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Special Event Permit Process

Scottsdale is an ideal environment to hold a special event due to its inviting weather, abundance of shops and activities, and year-round attractiveness to our many visitors and residents. The City recognizes special events as an important part of Scottsdale’s quality of life and the contribution they make to a sustainable tourism industry.

City staff is available from multiple departments to assist with questions and potential solutions to your specific event planning needs. We encourage you to use the Special Event Guidebook as a resource for planning a safe, successful event, along with important procedural items, policies, and contact information.

Learn More about the Special Event Permit Process

Filming Permit for Old Town

A film permit is required for the commercial use of any public street, road, alley, or right-of-way. A permit is not required for filming or videotaping on private property or for filming of persons, scenes, occurrences or events, which is done for news gathering purposes in the general public interest, for use in criminal investigations by law enforcement agencies or for use in any judicial proceedings.

Getting Around

Parking Lots & Garages

Free Parking

  • Parking in Old Town Scottsdale is FREE.
  • On-street parking has no meters or fees, just time limitations.
  • On-site business parking, if provided, is also free.
  • Public parking lots and garages throughout Old Town also provide free parking.

Alternate Modes of Transportation